Chemical Age Volume 29

Chemical Age Volume 29

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... important for the reason that an increase in the yield of white stock decreases operating costs and correspondingly increases profits. Operating Costs The material, power and labor costs of operating a two-still plant taken from a plant recently put in operation are as follows: 20 H.P. water pump motor /. 9I/ v, xr.., ., 50H.P. vacuum" " at 2 per K.W. $1.33 1000 lbs. steam per hour 50 200 lbs. coal per hour at $4.00 per ton 40 1 fireman 45 1 still man 60 1 fireman 45 1 helper 40 Cost per hour $3.68' Cost per 24-hr. day $88.32 The overhead charges of this particular installation ran about as follows: Depreciation per day on equipment at 10% per year $20.00 Stills, etc $43,000.00 Additional equipment 17,000.00 $60,000.00 Depreciations per day on building, $55,000 at 3% per year 6.00 Interest on investment: Building $55,000.00 Equipment 60,000.00 Land 8.000.00 Total $123,000.00( 6% 25.00 Insurance per day @ $1.50 per year.50 Interest per day on inventory of $75,000 @ 8% 15.00 Overhead per day $66.50 Total operating-and overhead costs, per day. producing 24,000 pounds double distilled fatty acids $154.82 Cost per 100 pounds double distilled fatty acids..65 Some of you whose accountants are using the figure of 2c per pound and charging your distillation plant with that figure may find these figures interesting. It is a fact that distilling costs only on a two-still plant, using the above figures for building and inventory, will average 65c per hundred pounds of double-distilled fatty acids. There is no reason that we know of why these costs should be more in a modern, properly constructed plant. In this plant of course, the equipment, installation and building are of the very highest class. At the same plant the cost of more

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  • Paperback | 564 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 993g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123684209X
  • 9781236842091